These ear pods are not genuine Apple ear pods but nowhere on the listing do they claim to be but they very much look and sound like Apple ear phones. I've been testing these up against a genuine pair of apple ear phones and can't really tell if there is any difference in sound quality at all. They sit beautifully in the ears and don't feel uncomfortable at all not like ear bud ear phones,
These are far better than 2 pairs of different Philips ear phones I bought for more than twice the price. I've been so impressed with these I've bought another 2 pairs.
The only reason I haven't given them 5 stars is that the wiring was a little loose by the jack and the sound was dropping out but after giving the wiring a little push they've worked fine.